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by ostaylor
01 Jul 2024 07:43
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

Do the water lines for the heater go through the same bulkhead fitting as the AC lines? I found the picture on page 15 of the thread that shows it from the engine compartment side, but I could not tell for sure. Have you figured the hose hookup yet inside the car? Thanks. Yes, water and AC lines go...
by ostaylor
30 Jun 2024 10:47
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

Why use a hand pump engine hoist when you can steal the arm of your lift? :D Hoist engine.jpg Finally did some test fitment of the engine which made it clear I will need to modify the motor mounts. I have both the SR20 mounts and Datsun 510 ones. The Datsun 510 ones seemed like a better solution and...
by ostaylor
30 Jun 2024 10:11
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

I really like your setup, what AC condenser did you get, was it part of the kit? I went with this kit: https://www.classicautoair.com/shop/complete-ac-systems/universal-ac-systems/street-rod-cooler-iv-universal-air-conditioning-system/ This controller: https://www.classicautoair.com/shop/ac-parts/c...
by ostaylor
30 Jun 2024 10:02
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

cartel wrote: 22 Jun 2024 22:26 Owen.. 195 tires? why. 205s easily fit a unflared car..
I could only source racing tires in 205 (I think it was Toyo R888) and I wanted something more road friendly. I may get two sets of wheels so I have track and road tires and if I do that, will definitely go 205.
by ostaylor
30 Jun 2024 09:57
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: A/C unit
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: A/C unit

I compared Vintage and Classic and ended up going Classic. Kit seemed more complete and reviews are very good (although that is likely true for both). Some details in my build thread...
by ostaylor
26 May 2024 14:34
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally got me a 510
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Finally got me a 510

What's the VIN? Would be interested to compare as mine is built 7/69 and has some 69 characteristics but was sold as a 1970 and did not have the 69 dash. Hard to know what marker lights it had as all panels have been replaced.
by ostaylor
24 May 2024 12:33
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

I love the Lotus! At a time that a lot of so called "turbo guru's" said my blow through system would not work, along came Lotus blowing through some Dellorto carbs with their turbo installation. Car looks awesome..both cars! You're ahead of your time Keith! I'm bringing the Lotus home thr...
by ostaylor
24 May 2024 07:48
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

Looking really good. What sort of power expected from the SR20 ? Also using a SR20 gearbox ? Just swapped out for a RB25 box and was usprised how easilt it fit in the stock tunnel Thanks... still a lot to do but making some progress. Power will depend on boost but easily 300. I plan on dialing it b...
by ostaylor
21 May 2024 18:42
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

Distractions, distractions, nothing but distractions! :D And the good news... Wheels arrived and I really like them. Unfortunately, I ordered +20 offset all around and that would not work on the 280zx front struts :oops: so I had to order a set of +4 offset and they worked great. Getting the car on ...
by ostaylor
17 May 2024 07:45
Forum: Events
Topic: 510 Day - Byron's place in Maple Ridge
Replies: 192
Views: 71024

Re: 510 Day - Byron's place in Maple Ridge

Wasn't to be for me this year as I was away on vacation 8) Unfortunately, I don't have a driving 510 currently so hopeful that my first Byron's place attendance will be next year with my great running 510 completed! May 10, 2025 is a Saturday so could make for an amazing turn out! Thanks for sharing...
by ostaylor
04 May 2024 10:09
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Stu's 1972 4 Door
Replies: 378
Views: 62001

Re: Stu's 1972 4 Door

Those look great Stu, well done. That is one of the final things that I plan to tackle. I have both mirrors but figure they will just be in the way while I am still building mine.
by ostaylor
23 Apr 2024 13:19
Forum: Project Builds
Topic: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch
Replies: 232
Views: 18595

Re: Am I in over my head? '70 2 door from scratch

My love / hate relationship with nice weather has been evident over the last month... I'd post pictures of my garden, yard, new shed etc. but it would be kind of off topic! All this to say, my time in the garage has been suffering a bit. I am also running into some of the really big things that I ne...
by ostaylor
23 Apr 2024 08:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: build date and year 1970 what month
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: build date and year 1970 what month

cartel wrote: 22 Apr 2024 09:12 looks like this should be between 10 and 11/69
Not according to this, which matches the VIN on the firewall...
Datsun 510 door jam VIN plate.jpg
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by ostaylor
22 Apr 2024 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: build date and year 1970 what month
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: build date and year 1970 what month

Happy to have mine on there... details above and a 2 door...
by ostaylor
10 Apr 2024 08:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: build date and year 1970 what month
Replies: 14
Views: 769

Re: build date and year 1970 what month

Interesting... my '70 titled car is 097800 and build date of 7/69.